Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann

Dr Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann is a Senior Scientist in INRAE, France, and Professor at the Paris School of Economics. A Japanese national, she holds a PhD in Economics of École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, and has graduated from École Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po Paris. Dr Suwa-Eisenmann works on global food security, international trade and development.

Her recent research projects examine the impact of perennial crops plantations on food security and the environment, with a focus on palm oil smallholders in Indonesia. She has also researched the ​impact of trade and food aid on rural households in developing countries, their production choice between staple crops or export crops and the role of sanitary​ and phytosanitary norms on developing countries’ market access to the North.

Dr Suwa-Eisenmann has published widely across a range of journals. She has been director of LEA, an INRA research unit, Deputy Director of PJSE (a joint research unit of INRA with three Research and Higher Education Institutions) and Member of the Board and the Steering Committee of the Paris School of Economics.

She has been the co-director of the International Trade and Development programme at CEPREMAP and Chair of the Scientific Interest Network on Trade policy. She has worked at the OECD Development Centre in charge of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. She has served as team leader for Trade Policy Diagnoses in many Sub-Saharan countries for the Enhanced Integrated Framework, an Initiative on Trade facilitation in the Least Developed Countries launched by six UN and multilateral institutions (ITC, IMF, UNCTAD, UNDP, the World Bank and the WTO).​